Summer

Sunburst chicken stir fry retro recipe from 1985 (1)
Sunburst chicken stir fry recipe

Not only is pineapple amazing on its own, it also can be a delicious ingredient in lots of recipes — like this sunburst chicken stir fry recipe from the 80s.

Cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes (1896)
Old-fashioned cafe frappe & chocolate frappe recipes

You can think of these Victorian chocolate and coffee frappe recipes as precursors to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. You can even combine a couple and make an icy mocha frap of your own, courtesy of these recipes from the 19th century!

Vintage clothing - sewing - Easy jiffy-make ponchos (1955)
Easy jiffy-make ponchos (1955)

This carefree tie-on poncho is cut in just four identical pieces and put together with simple straight sewing. Best of all, it has a dozen uses, can be made in any number of different fabrics, and cut to any length you like.

Cool drinks for summer
Cool drinks: 10 retro sippers for summer

Tall, fruity coolers, with or without spirits, are much more refreshing than the usual carbonated soft drinks or heady cocktails. Try drink recipes like this red rum cooler, iced tea Hawaiian, Hawaiian rainbow or sunshine floats.

Hot dogs - dinner ideas from 1950
26 ways to serve an old favorite: Hot dogs

Ideas for more than 20 vintage recipes for hot dogs, including Pronto dogs, Frank-roll slices, hotdog boats, hot dog-bacon roll-ups, franks in blankets, Snappy frank-cheese rolls and lots more. Check ’em out!

Delicious retro watermelon recipes
17 refreshing retro watermelon recipes

It’s surprising what you can do with watermelon – cook it, chill it, pickle it – for a side dish, salad, dessert, drink, relish or topping. Here are some great watermelon recipes for you to try!

10 old-fashioned sandwich recipes for summer (1910)
27 old-fashioned sandwich recipes

West Coast sandwich recipe Buttered sesame seed bread, cream cheese, avocado slices, apple or orange slices, chopped nuts, watercress. All-American sandwich idea (1967) Make dressing